12" x 64"
Wax paper, thread, & metal
“No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.” This work was created in response to the forced lobotomy of Rosemary Kennedy. Due to her non-conforming attitude, her father forced her to undergo a lobotomy which rendered her helpless and made it impossible for her to care for herself. While watching the needle of the sewing machine puncture repetitively through the lengths of the wax paper, I was reminded of the gruesome process of the transorbital lobotomy. This piece is actually a play on the last name of the man, Walter Freeman, who was known for creating this procedure.